Since the 8th grade I had been singing with the Warwick Valley Chorale. I was the first young kid to be a part of the group and introduced a huge influx of high school students into the group. Many of the long standing members must hate me now for it but they may not remember me as the culprit. I gave up on singing a long time ago but it still holds a place in my heart.
This year I had the opportunity to go see my old choir sing in Vienna because it so happens that my boyfriend’s mom is part of this Chorale. So we headed to Vienna to meet up with them and it was really wonderful. Many of the members that I had sung with have passed on but some are still singing and it was great to see them in Austria. They sang in beautiful churches with incredible acoustics and the crowds were pouring through the church doors. But besides that the best part was seeing the giant posters and publicity plastered around the city and the subway tunnels. It was nice to have a little bit of home, so far from home.